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Hathaway, Barbara.
New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
IL 3-6, RL 5.7
ISBN 061837163X
Back in the 1930s, midwives were the ones to deliver babies.  It was rare for doctors to be called and babies were usually born at home.  Viney's new baby sister was delivered by Missy Violet, the local midwife.  But Viney's father didn't have the money to pay her.  So Missy Violet suggested that Viney help her out during the summer to pay off the debt.  Viney learns more from Missy Violet than she ever could have imagined.  She learns more than what is involved in catching babies.  She learns about life.
SUBJECTS:     Midwives -- Fiction.
                        Birth -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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